What: FALL HIKE
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Where: American Legion Hall parking lot, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave.
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Info: The Sierra Club is holding a fall hike along the Tuolumne River. The easy 4-mile hike is free and open to all – children and dogs welcome. There will be a post-walk gathering; bring snacks and drinks. For more information, call Dorothy at (209) 549-9155.
What: EDUCATIONAL HEALTH SEMINAR
When: Saturday, 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Where: Sutter Gould Health Education and Conference Center, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 60B
Info: Sutter Health will present an educational health seminar, “Advances in Gynecologic Cancers and Cancer Genetics.” The seminar will present a discussion on the importance of early detection of ovarian cancer and cancer genetics. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (209) 548-7880.
What: GARDEN CLUB MEETING
When: Thursday, 9 a.m.
Where: Las Palmas Mobile Estates, 250 E. Las Palmas Ave.
Info: The meeting of the Patterson Garden Club will feature guest speaker Jodi Sheffield of Delta Bluegrass Co. Sheffield will give a presentation on the water-saving properties of five native blends of sod vs. the water consumption of conventional turf. For more information, call Desiree Cotter at (209) 585-7778.
What: ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Denair High School, 3431 Lester Road
Info: Denair Education Foundation is accepting electronic waste, free of charge. Accepted items include TVs, monitors, laptops, CPUs, e-readers, cell phones, printers, fax machines, copiers and scanners. All proceeds will benefit the students of the Denair Unified School District. For more information, call (209) 668-2206.
What: MUSEUM DAY
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Tuolumne County Museum, 158 Bradford St.
Info: The public is invited to join Tuolumne County Museum volunteers on the annual Smithsonian-inspired Museum Day for open house activities. Docents in period dress will guide visitors through museum exhibits while Dave Rainwater, local fiddler and storyteller, performs in the museum courtyard. Other volunteers will take guests on a tour of the History Research Center. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (209) 532-1317.
25 YEARS AGO: The crime-fighting efforts of the Drakeshire Drive Neighborhood Watch group in Modesto earned a national honor and $600 in cash. The homeowners group won the grand prize in the National Night Out Contest for its anti-crime block party, which was attended by 300 people.